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Two Lakes, One Strip of Land
Two Lakes, One Strip of Land
giantmike


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Challenge: Mystery Word Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Jul 18, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2012

I wonder how many people are going to think this is a triptych of the capitol building. Nope. My mystery word is Isthmus. Madison, WI is a thin strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land, surrounded by two large bodies of water. It's a fairly rare geographical setup, and one that affords Madison some cool opportunities.

Unfortunately, I'm betting this image won't do well, I will be happy to break a 5. None of the images are cracking good, just basically well thought out snap shots (I thought about each image well before I went to take it). But this is one of those where I know I can stump people with the mystery word, so I had to do it :)

//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_isthmuses

Interesting editing notes, since I likely won't have time to type them all up:
* On the right image, I used a gradient on the sky to turn it from a blown out look to give it color. This is something I will do more of!
* Wanted to put the water images on each side of the land, but that was creating too short of an image. So I ended up with this.
* The bottom left image is flipped to make sure that the capitol isn't lined up along the left

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 59
Avg (all users): 5.4602
Avg (commenters): 5.6842
Avg (participants): 5.4878
Avg (non-participants): 5.4444
Views since voting: 322
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 113
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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07/26/2012 10:05:12 PM
I love that shot on the right.
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07/26/2012 02:06:25 PM
washington?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/25/2012 10:03:35 PM
Capitol
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/25/2012 08:53:29 PM
...and one declining political system.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/25/2012 03:22:12 PM
Madison
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07/25/2012 01:40:17 PM
washington
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07/23/2012 11:40:01 PM
Washington DC. Capitol. Voted earlier.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2012 05:47:39 PM
capital?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2012 02:28:26 PM
Madison! Go Gov. Walker!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2012 12:33:41 PM
Hmm... I'm not sure about the mystery word on this one.... If I knew where these were taken I might be better equipped to answer. I'm going to go with "Twin"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2012 10:30:38 PM
Capital. But maybe not.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2012 10:16:20 AM
I had no clue. This was fun...
Step 1) State Capitols and Domes
Step 2) Wikipedia.org
I still don't know what the mystery word is.
Wisconsinstatecapitol?
Madison?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2012 12:54:15 AM
capitol
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2012 10:31:34 PM
The hill
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2012 07:13:15 PM
Madison
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2012 07:01:21 PM
Lovely triptych.

I have no idea about the word, though>



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07/20/2012 05:11:06 PM
I don't know where this is, a city in the US I assume. Nice set of photos.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2012 04:17:37 PM
Geography lesson for me.....

Still no answer...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2012 03:17:38 PM
Washington
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07/20/2012 11:31:38 AM
First I thought this might be Michigan... but it doesn't look like Lansing :-(
No idea... sorry
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07/20/2012 10:49:40 AM
"isthmus"
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